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July 31, 2015

New variant of the Huawei G8 is coming to China

by John_A

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You may recall last week when Huawei unveiled its G8 smartphone in China. A new report from Gizmochina suggests the company is working on a new variant of the handset. It will likely feature the same all-metal body design on the G8, but there will be some subtle differences in the upcoming handset’s internals.

Unlike the Huawei G8 which came with the popular mid-range Snapdragon 615 chipset, the new handset will feature a slightly upgraded Snapdragon 616 processor. But don’t get your hopes up, we aren’t looking at a major revamp.

You will get the same Cortex A53 cores, half clocked at 1.7GHz and the other four clocked at 1.2GHz. This is a very minor difference in clock speed, and even the GPU will be the same Adreno 405 as the G8 smartphone. The major difference is that the new Snapdragon 616 will come with X5 LTE World Mode modem, which brings additional connectivity options in addition to Cat. 4 LTE speeds (up to 150MBps) with LTE Advanced 2x10MHz Carrier Aggregation (CA).

Other internal specifications will be kept mostly the same as the G8 smartphone. The handset will come in two different models. One 2GB / 16GB version, and one 3GB / 32GB model. Pricing for the new handset will start at 2099 Yuan for the lesser model and increase by 400 Yuan if you want the extra storage.

Source: Gizmochina

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